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Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:38 pm
by tubbsy
Radkal wrote:Been thinking about getting some real malted barley and use that with my weetbix, maybe some rye too, but at that point i might as well push on and go wholegrain.


You could always substitute some of the sugar for Liquid or Dry Malt Extract. And for the rye, toast some rye bread and use that.

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:48 pm
by Radkal
tubbsy wrote:You could always substitute some of the sugar for Liquid or Dry Malt Extract. And for the rye, toast some rye bread and use that.


Was thinking for rye some of those rye based crispbread things that I can get at the supermarket... But looking at prices to get some malted barley, its not all that expencive and if i porridge it up, it'll add flavor to my mash...

"I hope you've had your weetbix!" :D

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:28 pm
by The Stig
I go to the local baking supply place , google grandmas pantry Capalaba you all should have a similar place close to you .
They sell rye meal by the kg (or part there off)
Works a treat for me

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:40 pm
by Scubadriver
Need to give this one a go once my UJ runs low

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:20 am
by Bodgy
Any tips on detuning the boka for when I run this today? I'm thinking 2 rolls of copper in the column and valve open all the way?

I need to get a pot head for it but until then how could I get some flavour from the boka? I have only run TPW for neutral spirits thus far. I'm thinking a spirit run today.

Also I would do this at low heat, correct?

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:06 am
by tubbsy
Bodgy wrote:Any tips on detuning the boka for when I run this today? I'm thinking 2 rolls of copper in the column and valve open all the way?

I need to get a pot head for it but until then how could I get some flavour from the boka? I have only run TPW for neutral spirits thus far. I'm thinking a spirit run today.

Also I would do this at low heat, correct?


I used my boka to good success. I had 500mm of scoria on a single roll of copper. For the first 30 minutes after boiling, open the valve enough to collect the fores at a drip or 2 a second, then open the valve quite a bit, but not so far that you're getting no reflux. If its coming out around 85 -80% you're on the money. Collect into jars, then do your cuts as normal by taste.

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:58 pm
by Nathan02
85% sounds like you might be running your boka a bit hard should be getting higher abv then that

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:02 pm
by The Stig
Nathan02 wrote:85% sounds like you might be running your boka a bit hard should be getting higher abv then that

Not if your trying to run in "pot" mode and carry flavors across

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:07 pm
by tubbsy
Nathan02 wrote:85% sounds like you might be running your boka a bit hard should be getting higher abv then that


That's the point. Not after a neutral in this case.

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:31 pm
by Bodgy
Cheers Tubbsy. Appreciate the help. Ran pretty much as you advised.

Well I like the wash, it ferments faster than TPW from what I have seen so far. Bit more work to put together but there is plenty of time to kill while you are watching the still so that's not a real factor.

I cant say I got a lot of flavour and I had a hard time getting the still below 90%. It certainly tastes different to TPW but I think I might have smeared things a bit so I'll just treat it as a stripping run and reflux the lot. See how it goes as a vodka. I was getting a lot of weetbix smell in the tails actually but it was really tailsy as well as wheaty so yeah, currently have the run in a 4l glass jar at 50% just to see how it goes, might leave it a month and see if it improves at all.

Got a second generation fermenting now and will see what happens with that. Might have to look into a pot, or further mods to the Boka.Would a shorter column, no packing and no valve be more pot like? Would that overwhelm the condenser on the 5 star boka?

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:41 pm
by The Stig
If it’s full flavour your after your better off buying the pot head kit so your not trying to force the Boka to do something it’s not meant to do

Re: Easy Weetbix / All Bran Wash Recipe Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:51 pm
by Bodgy
The Stig wrote:If it’s full flavour your after your better off buying the pot head kit so your not trying to force the Boka to do something it’s not meant to do


Yeah I know mate. A pot is the tool for the job and they are cheap as chips so its not really a question of money, I'm just a modifier by heart and I'm kind of keen to see what I can get out of it for the sake of experimentation and my own education.

I force the missus into doing things she doesn't want to do all the time and she has come good after a few years training.